The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for planning, tracking, analysis and reporting of performance on a large complex contract. The Senior Financial Analyst is a key member of the program team and works directly with the Finance Manager & Program Manager to help define the project’s goals and objectives; and recommends actions to improve progress and performance. The Senior Financial Analyst will have significant interface with Program/Project Managers, senior technical staff, as well as other functional organizations including contracts, finance, accounts receivable, subcontract management and procurement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare, coordinate, and document complex financial analysis. Provide cost, schedule and funding planning, reporting, monitoring and forward-looking analysist support to Finance Manager & Program Manager including Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Basis of Estimates (BOEs) and development of time-phased forecast and budget schedules.
Lead project set up in compliance with contractual terms, conditions and requirements.
Prepare program financial Estimates at Complete (EAC) and meet deadlines for submission requirements.
Identify project risks and opportunities and provide analytical contribution in working resolution with PM, Contracts, Procurement and Finance/Accounting.
Review and assess all contract modifications. Advise the program management team of impacts as necessary.
Monitor costs and manpower on a weekly basis ensuring that actuals are within budget and charged to the correct job number. Process cost transfers as required.
Perform analytical review and arithmetic checks of cost reporting documentation.
Understand causes of financial trends & anomalies. Prepare accurate and complete variance analysis and reporting.
Prepare/Support Internal Program Review (IPR) presentations for management.
Prepare financial Contract Data Requirements (CDRL) for programs. Ensure contractual requirements are met and customer financial deliverables are accurate and on time.
Perform ad-hoc financial analysis on the contract as requested.
Monitor funding status, providing reliable and timely notification of funding status by line item detail as required.
Support accounts receivable as required during the billing processing. Monitor billing status and unbilled issues, working with Finance, Contracts, Accounting and PMO to resolve issues in a timely manner.
Prepare subcontractor and vendor accruals as services/goods are received in accordance with GAAP and internal policies to ensure that the project’s cost/commitment is accurately captured and reported internally and externally.
Ensure program revenue and profit is recorded in compliance with the EAC.
Analyze profit risks and opportunities and advise management on the optimal path forward.
Ensure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley, FAR, JTR and all company policies and procedures as they related to contract performance and financials.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance related field; Typically requires 4 to 7 years’ experience
Education and work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience. Education requirements may be waived with relevant work experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Candidates must possess a strong background working with multiple government contract types: FFP, FPI, FPLOE, T&M, CPAF, CPFF, CPIF, and hybrid contracts.
Expertise in Excel and overall MS Office suite and a working knowledge of relevant software applications, including JAMIS and others.
Excellent organizational skills, able to handle multiple tasks at one time and meet deadlines.
Must be analytical, possess excellent communication and presentation skills and have the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
Strong customer service focus.
Candidate must have a Secret security clearance or have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance after employment.
Requires a finance or accounting bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.
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